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VITAMIN D AND ALLERGIC DISEASES IN CHILDREN


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There are presented data on the participation of vitamin D in the formation of various forms of allergic pathology in children. The spectrum of knowledge about the biological properties of vitamin D has recently expanded significantly. There are described peculiarities of metabolism of vitamin D and its participation in the leading links of the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis (AD): in the regulation of the immune response, violations of the integrity of the epidermal barrier and the realization of allergic inflammation in the skin. The pathogenetic significance of vitamin D deficiency in the formation of bronchial asthma (BA) is discussed. Possibilities of the use of vitamin D and its analogues in AD and BA patients are indicated. The authors believe the compensation for vitamin D (hormone) D deficiency in allergic pathology to be an important preventive and curative task within the framework of therapeutic strategies aimed at improving the quality of life of sick children.


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